National Writing Project

We Are All Teachers of ELLs

Date: July 28, 2011

Summary: Many National Writing Project sites are retooling their recruitment efforts, inservice offerings and institutes in light of the significant demographic changes that have placed English learners in almost every classroom. Join us at NWP Radio as we focus on the learning that grew out of the 2011 Focus on ELL Inservice Institute.

 

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The first step is to really examine what your service area needs are. We know that our needs are to continue work with English learners and multilingual students, and so we want to know who's having those conversations and what they're talking about and what they're proposing if they want to meet those needs. Then we look inward and really examine our TCs and say, 'Well, what experience do they already have, particularly with multilingual students? How can we build on their experience with new knowledge, what types of continuity programs can we offer?' Those sorts of questions are in the air. Then we think about the actual design of inservice.

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